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Time to See Clearly Now in the Desert

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“I can see clearly now the rain is gone . . .” When I have a dark desert moment, I push it away with this song. The words are rays chasing away the shadows of my wasteful worries. “Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind . . . ” I remember when it […]

Desert Storms are Electrifying . . . and I love it.

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Why is the lightning so striking – even more dramatically visually striking in the desert? Maybe its the quiet nature of the desert. During the day the wildlife is in a much more subdued, rather sleepy state. All of a sudden the sun can be eclipsed with a cool rush of wind urging us to […]

There’s Burning Man in the Desert and the Art is Amazing.

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I love Instagram, because I get peaks into all these worlds, all these events that I will probably never experience firsthand. Burning Man will definitely be one of them. It is provocative and visually inspiring, but I am no “wild child” and if you read my previous post you’ll recall I personally prefer a layered […]

Be Alone and Maybe Naked in the Desert

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  “I was running and there he was naked . . . ” Or so the story may have gone. My hubby was outraged when he relayed it to me. I shrugged, “Where was he? . . . We’ve been down that road plenty of times and not run across anyone else. Right kids?” Of […]

Five Reasons for Prickly Pear Passion

Countless reasons to have Prickly Pear Passion and yet for this very first round, we have five . . . The succulent Prickly Pear Cactus, or otherwise known as opuntia, with its juicy ruby pear fruits (also known as “tunas”) and thick pads (or “nopales”) is obviously a popular treat for the desert wildlife. It […]

Texas Loves Doug Smith and Wyman Meinzer Tribute to West Texas

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I had a beautiful moment. And I am compelled to share it with you. It started out with an amazing video and then I chased that white rabbit down some inspiring holes. Here’s to Wyman Meinzer and Doug Smith – two talents of Texas . . . or what you might call “Texas Treasures”! Day […]

Words from a Stranger

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Words from a stranger inspired me to put together this image and share this post. It’s time to “let your heart lead the way” . . .   It was a day of volunteering at the Big Bend Ranch State Park’s Visitors Center. I walked in and a lady in purple was perusing the book […]

Big Bend National Park: Inspiration on Instagram

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“Big Bend National park is preserved, protected, and almost as wild as the day it was made. It’s the essence of Texas as we like to think of it — a gift to Texas and a gift to the nation.” ~ a dear quote I love from Big Bend National Park Impressions (Farcountry Press). Have […]

Big Bend Love: Trans-Pecos Pipeline Call-To-Actions

It has been an exciting summer for the Big Bend Community opposing the Trans-Pecos Pipeline Project. In my earlier post, I described the initial stages of the opposition. Tracing some of my online involvement in the campaign. The oil and gas industry is a very disheartening and intimidating one to explore. It was a blur […]

An Ocotillo Obsession in My Artsy-Fartsy World

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**Warning: A little bit of a rant ahead** I have always been the excitable one in my family. “Its really not that good, Vi.” “What is the matter with you?” I like something, better yet – love something, I’m all a-tither! My puppies can relate – yes, I have an invisible tail. I’m confessing now. […]

My Desert Library for Kiddos: Lizards for Lunch

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Nothing awakens my inner child than a brand-new picture book . . . Not candy, not any other fleeting thrill, but rather something that plants a seed of creativity and sends me off to new perspectives, new journeys to explore. Here’s one for you that not only satisfies the creative child, but also my desert love […]

Ocotillo Obsession Series 01. Vibrant Blooms

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In this first of my “Ocotillo Obsession” series,  I am featuring my progressive shots of the vibrant ocotillo blooms. OCOTILLO Fouquieria splendens Origin of “Ocotillo” — Aztec-derived “ocote” refers to a pine that was used to make torches. Therefore the name “ocotillo” refers to a “torch”! Imagine a spring day, in the desert . . […]

Uniquely Big Bend: Alpine Public Library

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On my last post I shared some “Library Love” as well as fond childhood memories. It was a post long overdue. Author, Rita Mae Brown, said it simply and best.   “Oh where, oh where will our libraries go? Oh where, oh where would we be? . . . “ I homeschool two little ones. Nursery rhyming […]

My Desert Ramblings: Library Love

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When I visit a library, it’s like visiting my childhood. . .   “Ssssh. We’re quiet in the library.” My siblings and I learned to be quiet, in our most favorite place where our imaginations thrived. I remember feeling so mischievous huddled in the bookshelves with our piles of books. Soaking in all the illustrations […]

Big Bend Inspiration: Marfa in Fashion

MARFA >> Arts >> Photography >> Fashion >> Vogue >> China?! So, Marfa Texas is a haven for the eclectic vibes in the art world. Marfa’s presence in mainstream media has also – thankfully – not waned. The connection with photography is an obvious given. And so the dot-connection continues on to . . . […]

Resources to Fight the Good Fight for Big Bend Love #NoPipeline

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So, you’ve heard or want to know more about Trans-Pecos Pipeline? The proposal that is plaguing Big Bend Country? I am no expert, but I have a few links and resources that I am rounding up here on this page. My old brain needs a little organizing. So here’s the proposal image featured in one […]

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